I was so excited about this pin cushion I had my parents get me the materials so I could make more of them. But, sadly, doing them on my own without the guidance of a professional didn't turn out so well for me.
You can clearly see which one gets more love. I altered no pins before snapping those pictures!
Second class was in high school and I made an atrocious dress that I think I finally got rid of a few years ago. Or it could just be lurking in the attic somewhere at my parents.
So really, I'm not that great of a sewer. I just fake it. All those Pug Crawl costumes I made for Kristen's pug, Reggie? Totally faked. If you look close up you would be horrified. But from far away they pass. And so that is why I keep sewing. I just hope no one takes a closer look. If you've never seen these costumes of which I speak, I promise I will have another post when it gets closer to this year's event.
So with that in mind, I'll show you my latest sewing project in which I actually included a zipper. No it's not a pretty zipper, but remember that whole "far away" thing.
First thing I did was find a good tutorial online to help guide me through this process. A quick google search pulled up a post by Design Sponge from a few years back. Looked easy enough so I dove in.
I originally purchased this fabric from Spoonflower to make some kitchen curtains. Unfortunately, after I washed and the fabric, it shrank so much that I no longer had enough to make those curtains.
Doesn't the main design sorta look like a trilobite?
After debating for awhile, I figured the next best thing would be to make some large pillow covers to get good use out of it.
Mary had originally purchased a few few 24" x 24" pillows for Chris a few years ago when she realized he had bare couches. I figured it would be smart to make the same size so I could just swap out cases rather than purchase new pillow forms.
Following the tutorial I cut four 25" x 25" squares since I was making two pillow covers.
I used a 22" zipper which worked great.
I stitched up the remaining sides, turned it right side out, and got them nice and ironed.
Then I stuffed the pillow forms in and voila!
Dwight seemed to think I was trying to take pictures of him.
Next up is figuring out what fabric to actually use for the kitchen curtains...